Did I use that one last year or did I just think about using it? I suppose I could look it up. It wouldn’t even take that much effort. But whatever. This is a writer’s blog so I suppose there should be the occasional post about, what’s it called, writing, and I figured with November looming two days away, this was the perfect time to do it.
So are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m not, although I planned to. I got bitten by the writing bug back in September and it was strong enough that I didn’t want to wait almost two months. I suppose you could say I completed my own personal NaNo. Although I won’t be able to flash the badge, I’ll be flashing one in spirit.
Wait. That somehow sounds wrong.
Anyway, keep remembering that it’s about quantity, not quality, and no one has to hear about it again after November 30th (which is what happened to my last NaNo piece, by the way). It is an exercise of discipline. If you fail? Don’t freak out about it. Sometimes the writing stars align and sometimes they don’t. Either way, I think we can all agree that no NaNo books are readable come December.
What are your tips for National Novel Writing Month? Are you participating or marveling at it from the sidelines?
PS. Happy day before Halloween! Don’t let the Slenderman get you!
Seriously. He’s coming.